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Beacon Academy

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four stars

92.20

477 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02215
tel: (617) 423-2266   Web Site
EIN: 73-1710051

Board Leadership
Amy McCarthy
Chair

CEO
Marsha Feinberg
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.20 four stars
  Financial 99.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Beacon Academy provides a transformational year between 8th and 9th grades to promising, motivated and hard-working students from Boston and surrounding urban areas. Inspired by a challenging curriculum and stimulating co-curricular experiences, students learn vital academic skills and develop habits of mind that empower them to change the trajectory of their lives. They emerge as active learners with increased confidence, critical thinking skills, and broader vision, prepared to thrive at competitive independent high schools that share our commitment to their success. Beacon Academy supports its alumni as they continue their journeys. The school welcomes opportunities to work in partnership with teachers and schools to help create and maintain inclusive communities for all.

Beacon Academy provides a transformational year between 8th and 9th grades to promising, motivated and hard-working students from Boston and surrounding urban areas. Inspired by a challenging curriculum and stimulating co-curricular experiences, students learn vital academic skills and develop habits of mind that empower them to change the trajectory of their lives. They emerge as active learners with increased confidence, critical thinking skills, and broader vision, prepared to thrive at competitive independent high schools that share our commitment to their success. Beacon Academy supports its alumni as they continue their journeys. The school welcomes opportunities to work in partnership with teachers and schools to help create and maintain inclusive communities for all.

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Financial

four stars

99.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.09
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Beacon Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Beacon Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Beacon Academy (MA) 92.20 four stars
The East Harlem School at Exodus House (NY) 93.38 four stars
Caring for Cambodia (TX) 85.22 three stars
Central Institute for the Deaf (MO) 93.44 four stars
Chicago Hope Academy (IL) 85.87 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,744,480
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $819,020
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,563,500
   Program Service Revenue $5,930
Total Primary Revenue $2,569,430
   Other Revenue $204,649
TOTAL REVENUE $2,774,079
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,574,686
   Administrative Expenses $142,273
   Fundraising Expenses $150,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,867,733
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $906,346
   
Net Assets $6,767,093

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
The School $1,360,566 86.4%
Alumni Program $214,120 13.6%

Ratings History
Beacon Academy has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.20 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 92.17 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.79 four stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 91.64 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 73-1710051
Name in IRS Master File BEACON ACADEMY INC
NTEE Code B28
NTEE Classification Specialized Education Institutions
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 2005
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,000 8.56% Marsha Feinberg CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$178,909 9.57% Cindy Laba Founder, General Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Beacon Academy (MA) 92.20 four stars
Street School (OK) 90.77 four stars
The East Harlem School at Exodus House (NY) 93.38 four stars
Alternatives in Action (CA) 87.25 three stars
Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School (LA) 88.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Beacon Academy
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
tel: (617) 423-2266
EIN: 73-1710051

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Board Leadership

Amy McCarthy
Chair

CEO

Marsha Feinberg
Founder, CEO

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